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Security in the Ether

January/February 2010

Information technology’s next grand challenge will be to secure the cloud–and prove we can trust it.

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On the Evolution of Technology


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    Trading Shares in Milliseconds

    Today’s stock market has become a world of automated transactions executed at lightning speed. This high-frequency trading could make the financial system more efficient, but it could also turn small mistakes into catastrophes.
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    The Geoengineering Gambit

    For years, radical thinkers have proposed risky technologies that they say could rapidly cool the earth and offset global warming. Now a growing number of mainstream climate scientists say we may have to consider extreme action despite the dangers.

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